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The mini chocolate bar face palettes: Bronze and Glow & Light and Glow

Now if you follow my blog then you know that I am all about that Makeup Revolution chocolate palette life.  To be fair, mainly I’m about chocolate in general, but the combination of chocolate and makeup is next level attractive to me.

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Anyway, when TAMBeauty released two new MINI chocolate bar face palettes into their I Heart Makeup/Makeup Revolution range I was super excited.  I love tiny things.  Like, anything that is normally big that is made into a little version… so cute.  Aside from the packaging though, the products within really appealed to me and I have not been disappointed.

I’m going to start with the Bronze and Glow palette because this is my favourite contour palette duo.  Full stop.

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Bronze and Glow

The ‘bronze’ shade is perfect for my skin tone.  It is quite neutral so you can contour with it, but it isn’t too ashy either so you can use it as a bronzer too.  These powders are really finely milled, soft and blend so easily.

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Bronze and Glow highlight compared to theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer

The highlighter in this duo is stunning too – champagne in tone and the perfect amount of glow without being shiny or frosty.  It reminds me very much of theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer.  It is certainly extremely similar when sheered out on the cheeks but as you can see from the heavy finger swatches above Mary-Lou is a little more yellow toned.

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Bronze and Glow swatches

Honestly, Bronze and Glow is a great palette.  If you find this packaging to be too kitch and cutesy for your taste, Makeup Revolution also has the same powder products packaged in their Renaissance Glow palette which has much more classy packaging but identical products.

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Charlotte Tilbury – ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ Face Sculpt & Highlight.  Image credit – Nordstrom

The Renaissance Glow is designed to be a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ Face Sculpt and Highlight… meaning that the powders in the chocolate Bronze and Glow are also a dupe!  Winner 🙂

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Light and Glow

I wasn’t initially as attracted to the Light and Glow palette as the Bronze and Glow palette but… chocolate packaging!?!  Saying that, when I heard that this might be a dupe for Too Faced’s Candlelight Glow highlighting powder in Rosy Glow, I was intrigued.

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Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow.  Image Credit – Temptalia

Now I don’t own Rosy Glow to do a direct comparison for you but from the swatches I have seen online they certainly do seem very similar.

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Light and Glow swatches

I have really enjoyed the light and glow highlighters – and they are both highlighters!  I thought at first the pink shade was a blush but it is a pink highlighter with a gold shift.  You could use this as a blush topper, but even on my fair skin the pink shade can be blended out to a lovely glow or mixed with the white/gold shade for extra bright shine.  These are both very pretty!

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MUR Vivid Baked Highlighter – Golden lights compared to the Light and Glow white/gold highlighter.

The white/gold highlighter reminded me of the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights.  As you can see above, the colour is certainly a dupe but the formula is obviously very different as one is a standard powder and one is a baked highlighter.

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Bronze and Glow swatched beside Light and Glow

So.  A million photos later let me rap this up.  I really like these two little chocolate face palettes.  I think the quality is great and if the colours work for your skin tone then I totally recommend these.  If you are interested in trying them for yourself you can find the chocolate face palettes on TAMBeauty for about AU$10.

Have a great day!

 

Highlighter Duplicates – you only need one!

If you have ever wondered whether there are dupes within the TAM Beauty brands or between TAM Beauty brands and MUA, your questions are about to be answered!  Today I want to highlight some highlighters (yes, I went there, lol), that are identical from four brands: Makeup Academy, Makeup Revolution, Freedom Makeup London and I Heart Makeup.  

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MUA – Undress Your Skin, Shimmer Highlighter; Freedom – Pro Highlight, Brighten; I Heart Makeup – Triple Baked Highlighter, Goddess of Love and Makeup Revolution – Vivid Baked Highlighter, Peach Lights.

The four peachy/pink highlighters above are, in my opinion, identical.  Aside from packaging and powder presentation, these look and wear exactly the same on the skin.

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Swatches (top to bottom): Freedom, I Heart Makeup, MUA and Makeup Revolution

I can’t distinguish between these in colour, longevity of wear or formula although I do note some minor differences in the ingredient lists.  The three highlighters in the compacts weight 7.5g while the heart shaped highlight weighs 10g.

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Swatches (top to bottom): Makeup Revolution – Vivid Baked Highlighter, Golden Lights; MUA – Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter, Iridescent Gold.

The same duplication across the brands can be found in the golden shades too.  MUA, Makeup Revolution and I Heart Makeup all have a golden highlighter too.  The MUA and Makeup Revolution products are identical in my opinion.

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Swatches (top to bottom): Makeup Revolution – Vivid Baked Highlighter, Golden Lights; I Heart Makeup – Triple Baked Highlighter, Golden Goddess.

The I Heart Makeup version is ever so slightly warmer in tone in the pan, but in swatches they are extremely similar and blended out on the skin you can’t tell the difference at all!  Freedom also has a version of the golden highlighter in their range called the ‘Pro Highlight – Glow,’ but I do not own it because, as you can see, I already have all the gold highlight I will ever need!

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Freedom Makeup London – Pro Highlight – Glow.  (Image Credit – TAM Beauty Website)

Looking at the names of the brands you might note that three out of the four are owned by TAM beauty so perhaps I should have suspected that they could be similar, but to be honest it didn’t really occur to me that they would release the same product, repackaged, under different brand names, so be warned!  Saying that, this is not a criticism of the highlighter products at all – in fact I have given positive reviews of ALL these products, but no one needs IDENTICAL duplicates of products in their collection.

I hope you found this helpful!

Have a wonderful day 🙂

P.S. Please note, this issue of duplication is not a problem across all similar products in the various TAM Beauty brands but if I find any other exact dupes I will certainly blog about it 🙂

Makeup Revolution: Vivid Baked Highlighter

This is the last instalment of my series reviewing the products in Makeup Revolution’s ‘Vivid Baked’ range.  You can read my reviews on the Vivid Baked Blushes and Vivid Baked Bronzers on earlier posts on my blog, but today I am going to be looking at the gorgeous Vivid Baked Highlighters.

There are three highlighters in this range and I own them all.  You can buy these as individual compacts as I have, or Makeup Revolution also sells them together in their Highlight Powder Palette.

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Pink Lights

Pink Lights is a very pigmented, super brightening highlighter that is soft to the touch.  It is a pink toned, silvery highlighter and is definitely cool toned.  This is the kind of highlighter that you will see from space if you get a bit heavy handed, but with a soft, fluffy brush and a light hand this is stunning.

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Golden Lights

Golden Lights is again, very pigmented, super brightening and soft to the touch.  This has a warm gold shimmer with a white-gold base and I imagine that this would be stunning on women with darker skin tones or a solid tan.  On days where I am a bit ‘bronzer happy’, this looks lovely!  Plus, I have seen comparison swatches online and Golden Lights is an excellent dupe for NARS’ Albatross.  I don’t own Albatross to do a comparison for your but if you want to see a side-by-side swatch, Zabrena from Youtube did a great drugstore dupes video featuring both products here.

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Peach Lights

Peach Lights seems to have a slightly different formula to the other two highlighters in this range.  It isn’t quite as soft, nor is it quite as pigmented.  Saying that, I love the subtle glow of this highlighter for everyday wear.  The base tone is peachy, but this highlighter has a pink flash to it that makes it seem almost more pink in colour when worn on the skin, than Pink Lights!

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Left to Right: Pink Lights, Golden Lights, Peach Lights

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Swatches: Pink Lights, Golden Lights, Peach Lights

When you compare the three Vivid Baked Highlighters side by side, you can see that the three offer a nice range of colours, as well as levels of pigmentation.

I find that these three highlighters wear really well and blend nicely giving lots of illumination to the face and a glow that lasts all day.  I have owned these highlighters for 12 months now and I use them quite regularly and as you can see I have barely made a dent!  You certainly get a lot of product for your money.

I paid GBP3 for each compact which is about AU$6 each and I think that is a great price for a top quality highlighter that is cruelty-free.

If you would like to try the Vivid Baked Highlighters, or any of the Vivid Baked products you can find them on the Makeup Revolution website.  They do ship internationally for a set shipping fee – so it doesn’t matter how much you order you are only going to pay a set price.  Therefore, I recommend that you put together a bit of wish list first before placing your order to make the most of the shipping cost 🙂

Have a wonderful day!